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H 4742 General Bill, By M. McLeod, M.O. Alexander, Allison, R.A. Barber, G.A. Brown, H. Brown, A.W. Byrd, Cato, C.D. Chamblee, J.L.M. Cromer, Davenport, Delleney, L.L. Elliott, T.L. Farr, R.C. Fulmer, Gamble, H.M. Hallman, J.P. Harrelson, J.L. Harris, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, D.N. Holt, Hutson, M.F. Jaskwhich, Kirsh, Koon, Lanford, Law, Littlejohn, J.G. Mattos, J.T. McElveen, McKay, Meacham, Moody-Lawrence, Neilson, Rhoad, Richardson, Riser, I.K. Rudnick, Simrill, R. Smith, D. Smith, J.J. Snow, Stille, C.H. Stone, Stuart, C.L. Sturkie, Vaughn, D.C. Waldrop, Witherspoon, S.S. Wofford, D.A. Wright and Young-Brickell
    A Bill to amend Section 20-7-30, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to definitions under the Children's Code, so as to expand the definition of child; to amend Section 20-7-390, relating to the definition of child for family court jurisdiction, so as to expand the definition; to amend Section 20-7-400, as amended, relating to exclusive original jurisdiction of the family court, so as to redefine the age limitations for persons who violate local laws or municipal ordinances; to amend Section 20-7-410, as amended, relating to family court jurisdiction over juveniles for violation of traffic and fish and game laws, so as to decrease the age limit for jurisdiction; to amend Section 20-7-430, as amended, relating to jurisdiction of circuit courts over juveniles, so as to decrease the age to fourteen to treat a juvenile as an adult for violent crimes and weapon charges and to decrease the age to sixteen for other criminal offenses; to amend Section 20-7-460, relating to power to issue writ of habeas corpus, so as to delete the age requirement and provide the power to produce a person over whom the judge has jurisdiction; to amend Section 20-7-2170, as amended, relating to commitment of a child to the Department of Juvenile Justice, so as to delete the maximum age requirement; and to amend Section 20-7-2195, as amended, relating to transfer of children to the youthful offender division, so as to reduce the age to sixteen of children who may be transferred.
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02/15/94House Introduced and read first time HJ-8
02/15/94House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-9
04/21/94House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-6
05/05/94House Debate adjourned until Thursday, May 12, 1994 HJ-52
05/16/94House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 31, 1994 HJ-11
05/31/94House Tabled HJ-36

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